Storage Fire at Norfolk
Chief V. A. Nenow, of the Norfolk, Neb., fire department, reports the almost complete destruction of the Norfolk Packing Company’s plant, located two miles north of the city, about three weeks ago. The property at stake amounted to $150,000 and the loss on building and contents was about $100,000. The fire was fought with forty-five hosemen and twenty-one hook and ladder men and it kept them busy for six hours before it could be stopped. The building, which was constructed of concrete and wood with tin roof, occupied a space of a half block and its wooden partition walls proved almost useless in preventing the spread of the fire. Only, one truck was used, but a good pressure of 120 pounds was available and worked to advantage after the firemen reached the scene.